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Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award Closing date: 22nd June 2020. Prizes: £5,000, 3 x £500. Looking for: Published or self-published full-length fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35. Entry fee: Free entry. Website: https://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Sunday-Times North Street Book Prize Self-published books. Closing date: 30th June 2020. Prizes: $3,000 overall winner, $1,000 category winners, $250 honorable mentions. Looking for: Mainstream and literary fiction, genre fiction, creative non-fiction & memoir, poetry, children's picture book, graphic narrative. Entry fee: $60. Website: https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/north-street-book-prize Wells Festival of Literature’s Competitions A Book for Children. Closing date: 30th June 2020 (Open 1st April). Prizes: 1st £750, 2nd £300, 3rd £200, Local £100. Entry Fee: £6. Looking for: Any subject. First three chapters or first thirty pages whichever is the shortest, plus the synopsis Stories aimed at readers aged 7+ allowing entrants to write either middle grade or teenage novels. Other info: Judge, Fleur Hitchcock. Website: www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk Book Pipeline: Adaptation Closing date: 31st July 2020 (Regular), 31st August 2020 (Late) Prizes: $10,000 to winner, $2,000 to 2 runners-up ($1,000 each) / film & TV industry exposure / executive development Entry Fee: $55.00 (Early), $60.00 (Regular), $70.00 (Late) Looking for: Published books, graphic novels, short stories, and plays for film and television adaptation. See website for further details. Website: https://bookpipeline.com/shop/adaptation-contest The QueryLetter.com Writing Contest Closing date: Noon (US Eastern time) on 15th September, 2020. Prizes: $500 to the best blurb. Looking for: Write and submit a back cover blurb of 100 words or fewer that sets the stage for a novel, establishes the characters, and raises the stakes in a way that makes readers want to find out more. Entry fee: None. Website: https://www.queryletter.com/contest Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Flash Fiction Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500 and three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the December 2020 issue of Mslexia. Looking for: flash fiction, in any genre, of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). Entry fee: £5 per story. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/fiction-memoir-competition-2020-flash-fiction/ Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Children’s & YA Novel Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. The winner and three finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Looking for:  women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes the first 5,000 words of completed, unpublished novels for children and/or young adult readers. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/2020-flash-fiction/ Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Memoir & Life-Writing Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: £5,000, the winner and three finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Looking for: the first 5,000 words of completed, unpublished memoirs, of at least 50,000 words in length. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/competition_entry_fee/mslexia- fiction-memoir-competition-2020-memoir-life-writing/ Cabell First Novelist Award Closing date: 30th December 2020 Prizes: $5,000. Looking for: Novelists who have published a book in the year previous to the contest date, and feel that they have achieved something “notable and enduring.” Entry fee: Free. Other info: First-time novelists only. You can have previously published poems or short stories, but this must be your first published novel. Novels distributed via self-publishing aren’t eligible. Website: https://smartblogger.com/writing-contests/
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Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award Closing date: 22nd June 2020. Prizes: £5,000, 3 x £500. Looking for: Published or self-published full-length fiction, non-fiction or poetry by an author under 35. Entry fee: Free entry. Website: https://www.societyofauthors.org/Prizes/Other- Prizes-Awards/Sunday-Times North Street Book Prize Self-published books Closing date: 30th June 2020. Prizes: $3,000 overall winner, $1,000 category winners, $250 honorable mentions. Looking for: Mainstream and literary fiction, genre fiction, creative non-fiction & memoir, poetry, children's picture book, graphic narrative. Entry fee: $60. Website: https://winningwriters.com/our- contests/north-street-book-prize Wells Festival of Literature’s Competitions A Book for Children. Closing date: 30th June 2020 (Open 1st April). Prizes: 1st £750, 2nd £300, 3rd £200, Local £100. Entry Fee: £6. Looking for: Any subject. First three chapters or first thirty pages whichever is the shortest, plus the synopsis Stories aimed at readers aged 7+ allowing entrants to write either middle grade or teenage novels. Other info: Judge, Fleur Hitchcock. Website: www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk Book Pipeline: Adaptation Closing date: 31st July 2020 (Regular), 31st August 2020 (Late) Prizes: $10,000 to winner, $2,000 to 2 runners-up ($1,000 each) / film & TV industry exposure / executive development Entry Fee: $55.00 (Early), $60.00 (Regular), $70.00 (Late) Looking for: Published books, graphic novels, short stories, and plays for film and television adaptation. See website for further details. Website: https://bookpipeline.com/shop/adaptation- contest The QueryLetter.com Writing Contest Closing date:  Noon (US Eastern time) on 15th September, 2020. Prizes: $500 to the best blurb. Looking for: Write and submit a back cover blurb of 100 words or fewer that sets the stage for a novel, establishes the characters, and raises the stakes in a way that makes readers want to find out more. Entry fee: None. Website: https://www.queryletter.com/contest Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Flash Fiction Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize: £500 and three other finalists will each receive £50. All four winning stories will be published in the December 2020 issue of Mslexia. Looking for: flash fiction, in any genre, of up to 300 words in length (not including the title). Entry fee: £5 per story. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/mslexia-fiction- memoir-competition-2020-flash-fiction/ Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Children’s & YA Novel Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: 1st Prize: £5,000. The winner and three finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Looking for:  women of any nationality from any country, and welcomes the first 5,000 words of completed, unpublished novels for children and/or young adult readers. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/2020-flash- fiction/ Mslexia Fiction & Memoir Competition 2020: Memoir & Life-Writing Closing date: 21st September 2020. Prizes: £5,000, the winner and three finalists will receive manuscript feedback, and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Looking for: the first 5,000 words of completed, unpublished memoirs, of at least 50,000 words in length. Entry fee: £25 per novel extract. Website: https://mslexia.co.uk/products/competition_entry_fe e/mslexia-fiction-memoir-competition-2020-memoir- life-writing/ Cabell First Novelist Award Closing date: 30th December 2020 Prizes: $5,000. Looking for: Novelists who have published a book in the year previous to the contest date, and feel that they have achieved something “notable and enduring.” Entry fee: Free. Other info: First-time novelists only. You can have previously published poems or short stories, but this must be your first published novel. Novels distributed via self-publishing aren’t eligible. Website: https://smartblogger.com/writing-contests/
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